In the ground, he keeps himself busy, telling, important tips like what’s the proper stance of a batsman, back lift, back foot and front foot, how to play defensive shot, how to drive in the off and on side, the arts of batting, how to bowl,
Where to land the final foot of a bowler, swing and spin of delivery, even how to catch the bowl and throw it safely means the fielding methods, to the budding cricketers in Basava International School, Sector-23, Dwarka. You are right, he is Mr. Karan Sahu- the Chief Cricket Coach- Basava Cricket Academy. He gave very useful fitness tips to Young Indian Pace bowlers-Ishant Sharma & VRV Singh, both the fast bowlers have high regards for Karan Sahu. Actually, Karan born on 22nd November, 1965, he started playing cricket at the age of 5years.Right from that moment, he played for his school and college and created an image of a good all rounder (batsman with leg-spinner skill). He served Indian Air Force for seventeen years and represented AF Cricket Team. But, he has a passion about the game & that’s why he is still associated with the game and enjoying the craze of Cricket all the way.
He has been engaged in many cricket fitness and coaching assignments namely, he trained the Western Air Command (2002 to 2004) during Air Force Cricket Championship, MC command in 2001, trained Air Force Cricket Team (2001 to 2004), He even assisted the Australian Cricket Team during their to India in November, 2003. He has been member of organizing committee in several fitness/coaching camps for various National/ International cricket teams. He trained the
Punjab Cricket Team in various age group like U-17, U-19, U-25 etc. He also trained Delhi Cricket Team of U-17, U-19 and U-22 etc. during 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons. He was also given very important responsibility to maintain the Cricket Ground of Air Force Palam Sports Complex. He is a qualified Cricket coach who is Post Graduate in Physical Education also. He has successfully completed his NIS PG Diploma in Cricket coaching from NS NIS Centre, Patiala, Punjab.
He represented various commands in Air Force Cricket Championship from 1986 to 2004. He even played for Air Force Cricket Team in Services Cricket Championship from 1991 to 1999. He came into limelight when he represented Service team in Ranji Trophy during 1995-1996 season. Now, he is planning to organizing a 21days conditioning camp in the coming summer for young cricketers. This camp will be a tonic for young cricketers to improve their performance in the cricket fields. According to him, the parents should support their kids and muscular power, speed, flexibility, swift movement, reflexes, sound mindset, hard work/practice are necessary tools for young cricketers to achieve anything in cricket arena.
“Recently, my Academy placed runner up In All India Cricket (Under – 15) Tournament held in Dehradun. Arjun Guliya (all rounder), Himanshu Sharma (Batsman-representing U-13 Delhi Cricket Team), Shubhakar Chaudhary (Batsman), Tarun Rana (Batsman), Aakash Pandey (Right Arm Medium Pace Bowler), are the best performers in the tournament. They have the talent and I’m sure, my boys will play for India very soon” – claims Karan Sahu.